Fully Vaccinated Melissa Joan Hart Has COVID-19 & Is Experiencing 'Bad' Symptoms: 'It's Hard To Breathe'
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Melissa Joan Hart is one of the unlucky few who has a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Though the Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, 45, is fully vaccinated, she tested positive for the virus, and unlike most, she's still experiencing a few rough symptoms.
"I’m not posting this to be political or gain pity, I just want to share my journey," she stated in the beginning of her Instagram video. "This isn’t up for debate, it’s just how I feel today on my page."
"I am vaccinated and I got COVID, and it's bad. It's weighing on my chest. It's hard to breathe," the mom-of-three revealed. "One of my kids, I think, has it so far. I'm praying that the other ones are OK."
The actress and husband Mark Wilkerson are parents to three sons: Tucker, 8, Braydon, 13, and Mason,15.
Hart believes it was one of her older boys that may have contracted the virus first, as her youngest has decided to wear a mask during school hours even though it's no longer mandatory.
"I think as a country we got a little lazy, and I'm really mad that my kids didn't have to wear a mask at school. I'm pretty sure where this came from," she explained, noting that every member of her family did their part in trying to stay safe over the last year-and-a-half.
"We tried, we took precautions and we cut our exposure by a lot. But we got a little lazy. I think as a country, we got a little lazy," she admitted. "I’m just scared and sad and disappointed in myself and some of our leaders. I just wish I’d done better, so I’m asking you guys to do better. Protect your families. Protect your kids."
"I just really hope my husband and the other ones don't get it, because if someone has to be taken to the hospital, I can't go with them," the Nickelodeon alum added. "It's not over yet. I hoped it was, but it's not, so stay vigilant and stay safe."
Despite Hart's breakthrough case, the vaccine has proven to be effective, as the Associated Press reported that less than 1 percent of COVID-related deaths occurred in fully vaccinated individuals.